"He that loves his brother remains in the light, and in him there is no stumbling block" (1 John 2:10)
COMPLEMENTARY passage: Matthew 22:36-40, Romans 13:10
When we receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we began the process of overall health; knowing acceptance and unconditional love of God giving us his son, is the starting point in the healing process. His truth is accepted in our heart and it becomes life, the life of Christ; beginning to manifest new thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors.
Can revise our inner self and understand the need for change. We take steps of faith towards the source of love, then, he pours out his grace, us heals and restores. , Gives us a new capacity to love and to engage constructively with those who surround us. We can say that love is the thread that ensures the success in this process of restoration and personal transformation,. But also still is in the restoration of our relationships. The most wonderful thing is that this love comes from God to others through us. That is, its origin is spiritual. This means that this love, whose Greek root is "agape", has some features that make it wonderful and absolutely beneficial, which are described by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8:
Is suffered: Patient with the imperfections of the people, assuming the commitment to help them reach those who can heal them.
Is benign : Is active in doing good. You have an unconditional kindness
Does not envy: Not possessive or jealous. It is safe and enjoy the blessing that God gives you and therefore seeks the best for others, rejoicing in his blessings
It is not boastful : Not flaunts itself.
Not it puffs up: No is proud, vain, or arrogant does nothing illegal: is delicate, gentle and compassionate. Gives good example
Does not seek its own: Takes into account the needs of others. Want the best for each other, even if that involves going beyond the own of you.
Not easily angered or grudge: See in the offenses of others, opportunities to help them. Does not take account of how much have made you suffer.
All believe it: Believes the best of others, it is not suspicious.
Everything is waiting for you: It is patient, is not discouraged people, believes in your future
It never ceases to be: Love is a decision, a commitment, not an emotion.
Do not depend on what others do. Has nothing to do with the pleasure or affection, but with the presence of God, perfect love, in us.
Are we experiencing this quality of true and eternal love?
WE TALK WITH GOD
"Dear father, thank you for this morning that we allow to be in your presence, thank you for allowing us to know the characteristics of true love, we moved to learn that so us you love us. All this we can enjoy every day to the fullest. We ask Lord that your love to flood every day our being so we can give it to others and sow hope to the world that badly needed it. Help us to fulfil your main mandate to love you with all our heart, and with all your soul, and with all our mind. And loving our neighbor as ourselves." Amen